Panel: Targeted graduate areas must improve quickly

The majority of the UI’s graduate programs scored well, a UI task force said — but those that didn’t must quickly improve or risk restructuring, consolidation, or elimination.

Task force lays out retention plan

Suggested programs may call for new residence halls or dorm modifications.

Proposal would link professor performance to pay

Under the new salary proposal, professors would be compensated based on how well they meet the obligations of their department. Faculty who exceed those expectations could be awarded bonuses in addition to their base salaries, the report said.

UI looks to increase diversity, international presence

A task force’s report lays out ways in which the UI can increase diversity.

More UI outreach recommended

The UI should strengthen its sustainability efforts and reach out more to community colleges, the UI Task Force on Public Outreach and Civic Engagement said on Monday.

Task force pushes broad research environment

A UI task force on Monday noted eight areas of research focus it said should act as a guide when contemplating funding in the future.

UI creates institute for ‘twice-exceptional’

On Monday, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and several university officials gathered at the Blank Honors Center to discuss the creation of the UI National Institute for Twice-Exceptionality.

Group wants Ped Mall cameras

The desire is in response to drinking and violence issues downtown.

UI establishes postdoctoral office

Until last month’s opening, the 300 postdoctoral scholars at the UI didn’t have an administrative or professional home.

Spotlight Iowa City: Many theater manifestations

From Iowa City to Broadway, Michael Sokoloff interpreted the art of violence.

Man charged with 4th OWI

Police charged an Iowa City man with his fourth OWI after he reportedly crashed his vehicle.

CR man charged with theft

Police have arrested a Cedar Rapids man, alleging that he stole and destroyed a laptop computer last year.

Literature board names executive director

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature has appointed its first executive director. Jeanette Pilak will be paid an annual salary of $80,000, group secretary Joshua Schamberger said.

Man faces 4 charges

Law-enforcement authorities have charged an Ames man with speeding, driving with a suspended license, and concealing a controlled substance in the Johnson County Jail.

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